The European Union Grapples with Brexit
The European Union Grapples with Brexit

Keep Calm and Carry On – But How?

by Jana Puglierin, Julian Rappold | United Kingdom, European Union

Whether the rest of the European Union can come together in the face of the stunning outcome of the United Kingdom’s referendum will depend substantially on German leadership

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Brexit: National Perspectives
Brexit: National Perspectives

Britain voted "Leave" on June 23. What will this mean for the EU and the rest of the world?

In the summer of 2014 – when the notion of Brexit was merely a hypothetical exercise – Almut Möller and Tim Oliver asked 26 experts inside and outside the EU to give their national perspectives on the impact of a potential British Exit from the European Union. The 117-page volume collects the views from France, the US, Canada, Germany, Poland, Ireland, China, Slovenia, Norway, Austria, Romania Bulgaria, Brussels, Switzerland, Denmark, Australia/New Zealand, Hungary, Sweden, Italy, Spain, Finland, Greece, Japan, Singapore, The Netherlands, and Brazil.

First Reactions

Brexit: What Next?

First Reactions to Britain’s EU Referendum

DGAP | United Kingdom, European Union

On the morning of June 24, experts met at the DGAP to ponder the triumph of the Brexiteers and discuss the referendum’s extraordinary impact on Europe, the UK, and the world: longtime MEP Elmar Brok; Sarah Raine of the International Institute for Strategic Studies; Nicolai Ondarza of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs; Philip Oltermann of the Guardian's Berlin bureau; and the DGAP's Jana Puglierin. Click below to hear an audio file of their discussion

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    Russkiy Mir:

    On the genesis of a geopolitical concept and its effects on Ukraine

    03/05/2016 | 09:00 - 10:30 | DGAP | Russia, Political Culture


The Resurfacing Turkish-Kurdish Question and its Regional Impact
The Resurfacing Turkish-Kurdish Question and its Regional Impact

The Turkish time machine

by Kristian Brakel | Near and Middle East/North Africa, War/Warfare

The bomb that went off in downtown Ankara on March 13, killing 37 people, was a stark reminder that war has returned to Turkey. The second such attack within one month, it clearly shows that the conflict has the capacity to engulf all of Turkey. With the peace process in a shambles and the violent spillover from Syria intensifying, the resurgence of the Turkish-Kurdish conflict almost makes it seem as if the country has traveled back in time to the height of the civil war in the 1990s.


Voices from Ukrainian Civil Society
Voices from Ukrainian Civil Society

Audio interviews with Roman Romanov, Orysia Lutsevych, and Nataliia Shapoval

by Juulia Barthel | Europe, Government and Society

At the annual joint conference of the DGAP’s Robert Bosch Center and Chatham House (The Royal Institute of International Affairs), experts from Ukraine and the EU discussed what instruments could be effective in fighting corruption in Ukraine, implementing the rule of law, and increasing Ukrainians’ trust in their state apparatus. We followed up with interviews.


Germany’s Vote to Strike ISIS in Syria
Germany’s Vote to Strike ISIS in Syria

Signalling a shift in its approach to international law

by Eric Langland | Europe, Law of War

After the terrorist attacks in Paris in November, President Hollande somewhat surprisingly invoked Article 42.7 of the Lisbon Treaty – the EU’s mutual assistance clause – instead of NATO’s Article 5 to win European support for the military campaign against ISIS in Syria. Germany’s Bundestag answered the call, voting in December to authorize military support. By championing Lisbon’s assistance clause, Germany sent a clear signal to its fellow member states in support of European common defense.

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